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HIPAA Breach Notification Deadline Is March 1
Did your organization discover a HIPAA breach in 2018 that affected fewer than 500 people?
United States
18 Feb 2019
‘Aggrieved Persons' Can Bring Suit Under Biometric Information Privacy Act
With the new Illinois Supreme Court ruling, such suits will continue.
United States
31 Jan 2019
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Provides New Route For Data Security Breach Plaintiffs
Data security breaches have become ubiquitous. However, in spite of the large number of well-publicized incidents, plaintiffs generally have had limited achievement in bringing private actions
United States
8 Jan 2019
NIST Announces Collaborative Privacy Framework Initiative
On September 4, the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced it has initiated a collaborative project to develop a voluntary privacy framework.
United States
17 Sep 2018
CFPB Final Rule Cuts Costs And Headaches From Annual Privacy Notices
On August 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the long-awaited final rule amending Regulation P to conform with statutory changes made to the GLBA and the statutory changes made by the FAST Act.
United States
30 Aug 2018
WHOIS Data Still Headed Off The GDPR Cliff
Despite efforts of the international domain name authority to save the WHOIS database, it still appears likely to black out after GDPR becomes effective
United States
30 Apr 2018
South Dakota Enacts Its First Data Breach Notification Law, leaving Alabama The Last Holdout
On March 21, 2018, South Dakota's Senate Bill 62 was signed into law, adding a 49th square to the nation's patchwork of state data breach notification laws.
United States
5 Apr 2018
HIPAA Reports Of 2017 Small-Scale Breaches Due March 1, 2018
Covered entities that discovered small-scale HIPAA breaches during calendar year 2017 must file notice of such breaches with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) by March 1, 2018.
United States
28 Feb 2018
Yet Another Target Settlement Highlights Data Breach Costs
The settlement represents the largest multi-state data breach settlement to date, although, unfortunately, it is almost certainly only a matter of time before it is eclipsed.
United States
21 Jun 2017
New York Stiffens Data Protection Regs
New York has once again positioned itself as a leader among states by recently implementing one of the most detailed and stringent data security regulations to date.
United States
10 May 2017
Will September Assessment Scuttle EU-US Privacy Shield?
Ever since being finalized in July of 2016, the EU-US Privacy Shield has faced considerable criticism.
United States
13 Apr 2017
2nd Circuit Hears Data Breach Argument: Is Fear Of Harm Sufficient For Article III Standing?
The 2nd Circuit recently heard oral argument in Whalen v. Michael Stores, Inc., No. 16-260, a data breach case involving credit card data.
United States
13 Apr 2017
Recent Settlements Highlight Plaintiff Pitfalls In Data Breach Cases
In a recent post, we discussed how plaintiff class members who have not suffered financial harm as a result of a data breach face challenges meeting the Article III standing requirement...
United States
12 Apr 2017
New Mexico Comes Late To Data Breach Party, Requires Promptness
Thirteen years after the first state data breach notification law was enacted, New Mexico has finally decided to join the other 47 states with such laws...
United States
31 Mar 2017
Did U.S. Executive Order Signal Trouble For EU Citizen Privacy Rights?
As President Trump settles into office, his administration has issued a flurry of executive orders aimed at reshaping the U.S. government.
United States
24 Feb 2017
Is Breach Mitigation The Next Wave Of Cybersecurity Regulation?
More and more, regulators are focusing their rulemaking power not just on how a company responds (or doesn't respond) to a data breach, but the steps it took far in advance to prevent or mitigate such a breach.
United States
22 Feb 2017
Swiss Join The EU In Reaching Data Transfer Accord With The U.S.
Last year the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission agreed on a data transfer protocol that provides a mechanism for compliance with data protection requirements...
United States
24 Jan 2017
Home Depot Directors Prevail In Cybersecurity Liability Claim
In our November 15, 2016, blog post, " Cybersecurity liability: Delaware has good news for directors," we discussed an influential case...
United States
12 Dec 2016
11th Circuit Better Defines FTC's ‘Unfair' Standard – The Details Are In The Damage
In November 2016, the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit stayed a Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") Final Order enforcing a complaint against LabMD related to the exposure of customer data.
United States
1 Dec 2016
FINRA Forces Firms Into The Weeds On Security Policies
The Securities and Exchange Commission continues to be active in the area of cybersecurity.
United States
24 Nov 2016
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